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Octillion pushes solar windows technology forward

All of that sunlight streaming through windows is on its way to being harnessed. Auburn-based Octillion is taking a major step forward in manufacturing a silicon film that can generate electricity by capturing beams of sunshine through windows.

Robotics firm JADI looks to add a dozen employees by year's end

Troy-based JADI hopes to be in the MONEY soon. The robotics firm is gearing up to bring new product to market and expects to hire as many as six new employees by 2009.

Pillar Technology expands to 70 employees, looks to add 10 more

We love to see local businesses spread throughout the state, but we like it even more when they spread throughout the Midwest. That is what Pillar Technology is doing as it looks to add 10 positions and increase its revenue.

NuSoft spinoff Kinetic IG growing, to hire 6

Redeveloping Web sites can be a hot topic when it happens. Well, Troy-based Kinetic IG hopes to make a hot topic before that by offering to revamp and reinvigorate business Web sites so the firms can maximize their potential. The new division of Troy-based Nu Soft Solutions has created eight new jobs and looks to add six more later this year.

General Dynamics invests $10 million in Macomb, creates 500 new jobs

As the Big Three and other automotive-based employers in Metro Detroit announce layoffs after layoffs, General Dynamics is going in the opposite direction. The Sterling Heights-based company is investing $10 million in Macomb and plans to create 500 new jobs.

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Kraemer Design preparing to grow from 19 to 30

In its 11th year in business, Kraemer Design Group has managed to keep growing by evolving its flexible talents to whatever market happens to be growing.

Universal Parametrics moves into new facility, hiring 6

It’s a standard question in the metromode interview – are you hiring? Do you plan to hire anytime soon? (It’s not called the Innovation and Jobs News column for nothing.)  For Steve Frey of Universal Parametrics, Inc., the answer was simple: “We’re looking to fill six positions, immediately,” he says. “We are desperately seeking people.”

Creative Tech grew by 45 in '07

As company growth goes, Creative Technology Services is on a stellar trajectory. Purchased from parent company MSX International just two years ago by the Creative Tech management team, the company is following a carefully-mapped growth plan obtaining new clients, launching a new company and adding 45 new positions in 2007 alone.

SmithGroup taps local universities to keep talent pool deep

The local economy isn't making it easy on Detroit architecture and engineering firm SmithGroup, but the company is holding steady with work on prominent projects like the MGM complex, the DIA expansion and the renovation of the Cranbrook Art Museum.

LovioGeorge's civic engagement spurs growth, 17 housed in Midtown digs

From humble beginnings two decades ago, Detroit's LovioGeorge has evolved into a go-to company for holistic civic campaigns.

Hamilton Anderson Architects leverages work on MGM Grand into national exposure

Detroit-based architecture and planning firm Hamilton Anderson and Associates have been slowly growing over the past decade. Their recent growth spurt has much to do with their work on the MGM Grand, which has led to work across the country.

Dearborn-based Laptop Design lands new clients, expands HQ

Laptop Design USA is moving from a 5,000 to a 23,000-square feet Dearborn location. The company is considering utilizing a portion of the building as an incubator.

Mexican officials looking to open 15 offices with 250 positions in the region

Mexican officials were in town last week to explore opening more than a dozen local offices for mostly auto-related businesses.

Q LTD operates thriving branding firm out of Kerrytown offices

Q LTD has the resume of a much larger company -- and is thriving. The team credits its creative, collaborative style of doing business for its success.
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